Join fan favorites Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper for an unscripted, uncensored and unforgettable night of conversation. The late night talk show host and the award-winning journalist are longtime friends that will take this opportunity to interview each other and take questions from the audience. It’s a live, interactive look behind the scenes of pop culture and an intimate discussion with two Emmy-award winners on the state of world events.
Ignite your child’s creativity this summer at SPARK! Their fully-immersive, creative environment will jump start ideas and allow for a fun outlet that is out of the everyday. SPARK! offers visual arts, music, video production, sculpture, silk screening and many other disciplines to engage young imaginations.
Camp this summer is for children aged 7–10 and 11–14. Running from 9am–4pm each day with before and after care available for an additional fee.
Summer Camp will include unlimited play on the Climb, Crawl, Slide Sculpture. The sculpture spans over 6,000 feet and climbs 26 feet toward the ceiling. Scale up a capsized ship, walk over wavy bridges of car hoods, crawl through rebar tubing, glide down spiral slides, and climb across a 200 square foot spider web suspended 18 feet off the ground.
- $210 for the week or $45 per day to drop in
- Before Camp Care, 8-9am: $30 for the week or $8 per day
- After Camp Care, 4-5pm: $30 for the week or $8 per day
- Before AND After Camp Care: $50 for the week or $15 per day
See schedule below:
July 3 – 7 Build it
This week is all about 3-D art. Campers will be collaborating with Bishop Arts Theatre Center to build scenery and props for their performance of Womp World. Additionally, you will design a model dream house, and create abstract paper sculptures.
July 10 – 14 Explore the Ocean and Jungle through Art
Create drawings, paintings and sculptures inspired by the ocean and jungle. Make a jungle or ocean diorama, paint an underwater scene with water colors, make a 3-D sculpture of a jungle animal out of paper, learn printmaking to design a patterned fish, build a model ship out of cardboard.
July 17 – 21 Go Green
Make art out of things that would normally be thrown away. Learn about the many ways to recycle and turn unwanted items into art! Bottle cap magnets, water bottle sculptures, aluminum can butterflies, cardboard animals, and CD mandalas.
July 24 – 28 Science Meets Art
Learn about the creative process while getting creative with science. We will make slime, design a car out of paper, paint the planets, make lava bottle art, and create cardboard insects.
July 31 – Aug 4 Art Exploration
Get a mix of all things art. Ceramics, drawing, painting and mixed media will all be included in this fun filled week of art exploration.
Discover endless riches when an extraordinary lineup of stories from the Disney animated film vault comes to life right in your hometown in Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt!
Get tangled up in Disney’s 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses –Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White. Ahoy, Mateys! Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Captain Hook and his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Never Land!
Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life.’ Tick-Tock! Tick-Tock! Don’t be late to a very important date with Alice and the Mad Hatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts’ Army of Cards. Set a playdate with Woody and Buzz Lightyear because the toys are back in town. Relive magical moments in this ultimate Disney animation celebration coming to Allen!
To discover more about Disney On Ice Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt, go to DisneyOnIce.com,
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 — 7:30pm
Friday, November 27, 2015 — 11:30am, 3:30pm, 7:30pm
Saturday, November 28, 2015 – 1:00pm, 5:00pm
Sunday, November 29, 2015 – 12:00pm, 4:00pm
On sale September 11, tickets will be available at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are $80 (Front Row), $50 (VIP), and $30. All seats are reserved, and tickets are available by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 toll free. Tickets may also be purchased at Ticketmaster Retail Locations, including Fiesta Mart, or by purchasing them at the arena’s box office.
A few weeks ago Dallas Single Mom was invited to learn about an exciting science exhibit that opened this past September at the Sci-Tech Discovery Center in Frisco called Eye-llusions. A mind bending adventure that teaches you about illusions, science, history , the brain and art. Open now until January 4, 2016, when the kids head off for Thanksgiving or Winter break this is an exhibit that you don’t want to miss with lots of family fun. I highly recommend many of the exhibits for kids ages 5 to 10 but even your tweens and preteens will learn a lot about history’s greatest myths and mind benders.
I took my 5 year old and even if she is just in kindergarten there were a lot of activities from the Eye-llusions exhibit that she really enjoyed. I also enjoyed learning about so many things that I didn’t know about (or maybe I forgot about) from my own school science classes.
Introduction to Eye-llusions
It’s a Victorian-themed time-traveling exploration that melds together history, science, math, art and illusion. This exhibit breaks down the science behind misconceptions and make-believe by using original and interactive displays.
A few of the incredible exhibits part of Eye-llusions include:
The incredible Zoetrope: An 8 foot wide pre-film animation device where 12 wooden horse sculptures appear to be running. This large exhibit is unique because it reminds of those old school cartoon flip books which offers up the same illusion to the eye as the the Zoetrope. With thousands of mini images flying past in succession it looks like a moving picture.
The Alice in Wonderland Ames room: Ames room where guests can enter and look big or small depending on their position in the room. The whole display is inspired by the revelations in David Day’s Decoding Wonderland book. My personal favorite. I almost want to paint the walls in one of my rooms with an illusion style as this. It reminds me of that scene from the old Willie Wonka and the Chocolate factory movie where Mr. Wonka takes them into a room where the door appears to be full sized but is not.
Time machine: Using a pepper’s ghost effect, guests enter a “time machine” and seem to disappear before the audience.
Movie theater: Vintage-looking theater with a stage for magicians to preform shows. When a live performance is not scheduled, a short film called “Rescue on Mars” will be playing. It will emulate old cinema techniques and show viewers just how simple these practical effects can be recreated at home. The interesting thing I remember upon walking into the small theater is that there is a ghost like ticket taker beckoning you to enter. Kinda creepy even if it isn’t meant to be but it’s a great way to introduce the show.
The dress: A Victorian version of the infamous black and blue (or white and gold) dress that “broke the internet” will be displayed. Guest will be able to play with the light intensity and discover what makes it change color. I think combining illusions of old with what is new is a great way to get kids to understand the connection with the world around us.
Artwork – I especially enjoyed how artists include optical illusions in their paintings. Not an easy task to do but it provides more to the art when you look at it from a different angle.
Other notable exhibits
Loch Ness – Unlock some of the theories associated with the famous Loch Ness Monster. There is an exhibit of an elephant with it’s trunk sticking up above the water. This is one of just many theories about the Loch Ness Monster that it may have been a circus elephant taking a dip.
Large Bubble Tables – in the video my daughter enjoyed creating large bubbles and learning about surface areas.
The tornado simulation machine – simulating winds from a hurricane for $2 you can experience what that is like.
About Sci-Tech Discovery Center
The Sci-Tech Discovery Center provides dynamic educational experiences that inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to embrace discovery and innovation through the active exploration of science, math and technology. Bright ideas! That’s what Sci-Tech Discovery Center hopes to inspire by providing hands-on discovery experiences in the essential areas of science, math and technology to kids of all ages and backgrounds. Sci-Tech Discovery Center seeks to spark a life-long interest and help equip our area’s children with these advanced skills. Sci-Tech believes in advancing education and providing inspiration to the next generation of engineers, scientists, educators and innovators.Sci-Tech Discovery Center is located at 8004 North Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034.
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Here is an awesome event for the kids at Top Golf. the Putts & Pumpkins event is on October 31st from 9-11am at Topgolf Dallas and other Top Golf locations with a costume contest at 10:30 AM. There will be face painters, balloon twisters, crafts, and a costume contest. The first 200 children will receive a Halloween prize.
Golf and minigolf are an additional charge!
Tickets are not needed. Please contact Gina Haskins at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
*Valid for kids ages 12 and younger. This is a KidZone event and requires at least one (1) child to be present between the ages of 6-12 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.